The Easel

Nice Museum. Where’s the Art?

Academic research shows that gallery goers, on average, look at a masterpiece for just 28 seconds. If you are already the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery, what is the best way to use a big new building? Tate Modern has decided to emphasize more “participatory spaces” rather than contemplation of art, annoying the reviewer. “Art isn’t always about participation and popularity … Museums shouldn’t be, either.”